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The Financial Times published its 2015 annual ranking of Executive MBA programs Oct. 19. Olin’s program in partnership with Fudan University in Shanghai moved up one spot to #6 in the ranking of the top 100 programs worldwide.

“The ranking is based on a survey of business schools as well as their students who graduated in 2012.  The data measure how successful alumni have been in their career in terms of salary, seniority and achievements since graduating.”

This is the FT’s 100th ranking of business schools and, for the first time in its history, a mainland Chinese business school is ranked number one.

Link to the FT’s EMBA ranking.

The Financial Times reports there is a growing demand for jobs in financial regulation in response to industry scandals and calls for more oversight by investors and governments around the world. Greg Hutchings, director of specialized masters programs, tells the FT that there is also more focus on risk management jobs — a growing profession. In particular, the ability to identify, prevent and quantify risks for a company is in demand.
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The Financial Times ranks Olin Business School’s Master in Finance (MSF) program #4 among U.S. schools and #29 worldwide in its 2014 survey released June 22. The ranking is divided into two categories: programs for students with little or no background in the financial industry (pre-experience), and those for professionals who have already worked in the sector (post-experience). Olin’s program is included in the pre-experience ranking.

FTlogoThe survey is primarily based on data provided by alumni three years after graduation. According to the Financial Times, “Three years after graduation, 87 percent of alumni work in finance, and the most popular sectors are investment banking/mergers and acquisitions, consulting, accounting and asset management.”

For the complete rankings tables and methodology, visit the The Financial Times site.

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Executive education nondegree programs at Olin Business School leapt into the top 10 bracket of U.S. schools ranked by the Financial Times released May 11, 2014. For Open Enrollment programs, Olin ranked #9 nationally and #17 internationally, while for Customized programs, Olin’s rank was #10 nationally and #24 internationally. Both rankings are sizable increases for Olin.

Olin offers a wide range of Open Enrollment and Customized courses for executives on its Washington University in St. Louis campus and through its partnership with the Brookings Institution where it manages Brookings Executive Education in Washington, D.C.

Olin’s jump in the rankings was powered by positive feedback from both client companies and participants who often report that executive education courses are a life- or career-changing experience. For more information on executive education courses offered by Olin Business School, click here.

According to the Financial Times, business schools are reporting a rise in demand for customized and open enrollment short-term programs for managers, marking a reversal of a sharp decline that began with the financial crisis in 2008.

FT rankings are based on participants’ and clients’ satisfaction, the diversity of participants and faculty, and the school’s international exposure. The FT ranked a record number of schools this year that are based in the United States and internationally. Click here to see the complete rankings.

The Financial Times annual ranking of the world’s best executive MBA programs places the Olin-Fudan University joint venture in Shanghai at #6, up three spots from last year.

“Olin and Fudan’s School of Management were at the forefront of joint ventures in executive business education in China a decade ago when they launched the first foreign-partnered EMBA program to be formally recognized by the Chinese Ministry of Education,” said Mahendra Gupta, dean of Olin Business School. “Our faculty continue to provide international learning experiences that prepare executives to compete for top positions in China and globally.”

Other results in the FT global survey include:

  • Olin and Fudan faculty research ranks #14
  • Graduates of the Olin/Fudan Executive MBA-Shanghai program experienced a 61% salary increase after completing the program

See full news release on Olin News.

Dean Mahendra Gupta will be a guest on the Financial Times’ “Ask the Expert” answering questions about Executive MBA programs on Wednesday, October 23, 2013, between 14.00 and 15.00 BST. Send your questions now to ask@ft.com and they will be answered during the live session.


Olin tied with Brandeis University for the best program in the U. S. in the 2013 Financial Times ranking of Masters in Finance (pre-experience) programs. Only four American schools are included in the survey that is dominated by the European schools.

Olin ranked #23 when matched with 40 schools worldwide. Visit www.ft.com/reports for more information on the rankings.